Travel Grants Available for Journalists to 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum


The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) is offering 15 travel grants for journalists from around the world to attend the third Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) taking place August 23 to 28, 2015 in Heidelberg, Germany.

It will serve as the third occasion to bring recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the Fields Medal, the Nevanlinna Prize and the Abel Prize together to meet with 200 young researchers from all over the world.

The one week forum will provide a platform for the laureates of mathematics and computer science to exchange with young researchers through lectures and workshops, plus a “hot topic” session discussing the socio-ethical challenges of Big Data.

The immense success of the past Forums pushes forward and the organizers once again provide the opportunity for journalists to come to Heidelberg and converse with the preeminent scientists of mathematics and computer science. The 3rd HLF will take place from August 23 to 28, 2015, and applications for the coveted travel grants are accepted until June 30, 2015.

The HLF Foundation will offer 15 travel grants of up to 3,000 euros to enable journalists to report on this unique gathering of the pinnacle in computer science and mathematics. The grants will cover the travel costs as well as board and accommodation during the stay in Heidelberg.

Interested journalists have until June 30, 2015 to apply, irrespective of their media affiliation (print, TV, online, radio). Applications for the grant must include: a short CV, three samples of work (indicating respective medium), a synopsis of publications to date (indicating respective medium), planned contributions regarding the HLF as well as a preliminary travel itinerary including estimated costs.

Applications should be emailed to:

Journalists who wish to register for the HLF without a travel grant they can do so at:

Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation can be reached through Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33, 69118 Heidelberg, Germany, Email: media[at] Telephone: +49-6221-533-381.